Whether you’re using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, it’s a safe bet that you use at least one extension on your browser. While extensions work perfectly in classic browsing, their use is disabled by default in all web browsers when you use private browsing.
The reason for this absence is simple: browsers are not able to monitor which extensions are installed whether or not they record your browsing history.
If, however, you really need to use an extension in incognito, you can activate it individually. Here’s how to do it on Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
1. On Google Chrome
Click on the main menu of Chrome, go to the menu More tools and access Extensions.
Find the extension you need in private browsing, and click the button Details that is associated with it.
Scroll through the options, and choose fromauthorize in private navigation mode.
2. On Firefox
Click on the main menu of Chrome and go to the menu dedicated to Additional modules.
Then click on the button with three small dots at the end of the extension line, then click on Manage.
Scroll through the options, then to the line Execution in private windows, switch the option to To allow.
3. On Microsoft Edge
Open the main Edge menu represented by three small dots, and go to the menu Extensions.
Then click on the button Details displayed under the extension you want to find in private browsing.
Finally, check the option Authorize in InPrivate to allow the use of the extension in private browsing.
Whatever web browser you use on a daily basis, you will have to repeat this operation for each of the extensions installed if you want to be able to use them during your sessions carried out using private browsing mode.